The firsts kept up the good work with a comprehensive win at Hornsea. Andy Brewster with 4 -15 and Suri with 3 – 32 ensured the home said never got going and 114 was never enough as Tom Malloch, 52 no and Joe White made sure of the 30 points. Only 7th place was maintained however in the league which shows how tight it is with 40 points covering the 6 teams around Percy.
the seconds gained some much needed points with winning advantage draw against last seasons title rivals Hornsea. Put in to bat the Hornsea fielding was less than impressive as after a steady start Karl Martin flailed 62 and in support Mike Furze with 47no as Percy raced to a above par 205-6. Despite an opening stand of 75 Martyn Ferguson and Karl Martin squeezed Hornsea, each picking up two wickets and apart from a two over slog at the end to get additional draw points the visitors were never in the hunt and Percy eventually settled for 22 points. 9th place was maintained and again in a tight league only 35 points cover the bottom 6 clubs.
4-8TH JULY 2013
Thursday 4th July
BPCC Evening League v Bardsey (starts 6.15)
Friday 5th July
BPCC XI v Romany (starts 2.30)
Saturday 6th July
BPCC 1st XI v TABS 1st XI (League, starts 1.30)
LIVE MUSIC FROM “COP OWT”
BBQ’S PROVIDED * FREE ENTRY * ALL WELCOME
Sunday 7th July
Club Six a Side Competition (starts 1.00)
Team entries welcome – Andy Ferguson 07742 026412
Monday 8th July
U15s v Magnets U15s (starts 6.00)
The club are grateful to Peter and Lesley Atkinson for sponsoring the match ball for this coming Saturday’s home match for the Seconds against last seasons title challengers Hornsea. Hornsea were promoted with BPCC last year so it will be interesting to see who has made the transition best to Div.5
Many thanks Peter & Lesley
The firsts got back to winning ways with a much improved performance against Clifton Alliance on Saturday. Steady bowling restricted Alliance to 181-4 which was not enough to keep Percy at bay as they timed the run chase to perfection with notable contributions from Tom Malloch, 47, Joe white, 26, Ali rigby, 36 and seeing the team home Peter houseman unbeaten on 40. 30 points in the bag but Percy could only maintain their position in the table. A good run should see them shooting up the table. The seconds meanwhile gave a most creditable bowling and fielding performance at Londsboro with Karl Martin 3-35 and M.Ferguson 5-20 supported by splendid catching and a debut wicket and catch for Cyril Farrar restricting the home side to 147 all out. Sadly the target proved way beyond Percy and they were grateful to Karl with 25n.o. for gaining the extra batting point. the seconds also maintained their position in the table but are uncomfortably placed at the lower end and need to pick win points sometime soon.
Both Percy teams put in absolute cack performances today, double cack in fact, as neither side managed to post 100 and only the first eleven somehow taking a wicket. James Hodge is the only person worth a mention making a bright and enterprising 36 for the seconds in an opening stand of 55 with John Rossington. 10 wickets then fell for a further 35 runs as cack, his brother cack and cousins cack all failed to make any impact. Sheriff Hutton Bridge knocked off the runs without breaking sweat as the seconds failed to register a point. The First fared little better falling for 92 as Woodhouse Grange ran out 7 wicket winners.
Everyone appears a little cacked off at the moment and one wonders how many are actually taking the games seriously and giving their beleaguered captains some support and loyalty. A little attitude is required or it will be a very long uncomfortable season for both teams if anything by todays performances are to go by.
This coming Saturday Angela Pears is the match ball sponsor. The Second Eleven fixture against Sheriff Hutton Bridge should provide some entertaining cricket now that the Seconds’ batsmen are starting to find a bit of form. Many thanks for your continued support Angela
I should mention previous sponsors this season and on behalf of the club wish to thank :-
John White of the Leeds Arms Tadcaster
Graham and Sheila Atkinson
The Noble family
and last Saturday John Waterhouse.
Your support is much valued. Many thanks.
BP Firsts continue to grow in confidence as Tom Malloch, 49, Jacob Green, 49 and Joe White 52 all made a little hay in the sun as BP amassed 188-8 after taking first use of a decent dry batting strip. Nevertheless this was a sub par score and another 30 runs would have been the target at outset. Hull never really got in the game though as Danny White with 4-12 ensured that BP would take win draw points and put another 23 points on the table. Confidence and a belief that BP are a good side in this division is returning and wins are forecast!
BP seconds enjoyed a good days ultimately disappointing cricket at Selby. A very youthful Selby side made good use of a strip that resembled the M1 and certainly had less pot holes! 219-6 was ultimately a disappointing score after being in a good position at the half way mark A good fight back by the Percy bowlers with Matt Howden and Martin Pears keeping the lower batting in check at the end. Percy’s gallant bowlers were though let down by 5 chances, none easy, being spilled. Ultimately they had a major bearing on the games’ outcome. Percy’s reply began steady enough and on a lightning fast outfield stopping runs scoring was never easy. Good contributions from several batsmen, notably Ed Noble with 40 and Matt Howden, 29 kept Percy in the hunt. With Martin Pears selling his wicket dearly and Jon Anderson threatening to bring Percy home 36 were wanted off five overs with three wickets in hand and Selby, noisy throughout, were rattled. Sadly Jon fell quickly and Martin Pears soon after for 23 meaning Percy were never going to make the winning score threatened just a few balls earlier. The last pair holed out with three overs left and disappointingly Percy were unable to add well earned draw points to the seven bonus points so at the end, after a cracking good game it felt like 5 points lost.
BP Seconds took the honours this weekend with a convincing home victory against Stamford Bridge. Mike Furze with 4 for 21 and Mattie Howden, 3 for 39 restricted Bridge to 153 all out off their 45 overs. Some fine fielding supported the bowlers and the Bridge score seemed a good 30 below par. Disciplined batting followed on a benign wicket as Ali Booth with 51 n.o. with support from Ed Noble, 36, Giles Anderson with 22 and James Hodge with 16, guided Percy to a comfortable 4 wicket victory, the runs coming off 38 overs and 30 points in the bag. A much better performance with Ali’s innings providing the stability missing in earlier games.
The Firsts could not match the Seconds this week as they lost a close fought encounter at Londsboro. Percy posted 175 batting first but dropped catches proved vital as the home side knocked the winning runs in the last over with five wickets down. Nevertheless an improved batting performance from the Firsts which should give them all a bit more confidence going forward
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